Caregiver Talks: The Art of Precious Scars
Kintsugi and the Journey of Caregiving
Sponsored by The Second Mile, Kensington Health Centre
The experience of caregiving can leave us feeling wounded, traumatized, exhausted, and ‘broken’. An ancient Japanese Healing practice called Kintsugi, serves to highlight these feelings that accompany caregiving, while offering an opportunity to foster our healing. In Japanese ‘Kin’ means golden, while ‘Tsugi’ means repair. Through this contemplative process of the breaking of an object, such as a bowl, and subsequently repairing it by glueing the pieces back together, serves as the healing practice of moving forward through our grief and trauma as a caregiver. In addition the broken lines are painted in gold to exemplify what we have experienced, as well as to bring to awareness what we are utilizing of ourselves to provide care.
As Caregivers we carry our ‘broken and mended bowls’ through our service for the person we are caring for. They are a demonstration of the toll that caregiving has taken upon us, and serve as an imperative reminder of how we need to take of ourselves while we care for others.
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Please register to attend this program. Following registration, you will receive an email containing the Zoom link and password needed to participate in this program.
Registration or Appointment Required: This program requires a commitment to attend all sessions.
- Wed May 12, 2021: 1:30pm EDT - 3:00pm EDT
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